POTTER AND TILLMAN
N.Y. TO L.A.: COASTING

High Jazz Records
CHLP 2019 (’80)
JAZZ-FUNK

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Amazing and unique private soul/jazz-funk fusion LP, “New York To L.A.: Coasting” is the first release (1980) on Andrew Scott Potter and David Eric Tillman’s PO/ET label. Sublime from the beginning to the end, it has become, just like their second and final release “…Space…Rapture…”, a sought-after collector’s item.

Andrew and Eric both come from Chicago. They met in the early ’70s, shortly after Eric’s discharge from the U.S. Air Force. They played together on the local jazz scene for several years (among others, with Maulawi). During that period, Andrew also toured with Minnie Riperton and Eric toured with The Dells, Linda Clifford and others. In the late 70’s Eric left Chicago for Los Angeles when he began touring with The Temptations. Since moving to California Eric has played and/or recorded with a variety of artists, including, Willie Bobo, Justo Almario, Alex Acuna, Norman Connors, Billy Paul, GAP Band, Linda Hopkins, Billy Higgins, O.C. Smith, and many others.

A1 Renaissance Man, Chapter One
A2 Sunset Kid
A3 Just Passing Thru (Can’t Nobody Slow Me Down)
A4 Red Level
A5 In Your Eyes
A6 Snake Funk, Pt. I
B1 Now – Stalgia
B2 Good Morning Kiss
B3 Fonton Fron Funky Bunky
B4 Snake Funk, Pt. II